Cheap Tip DIY Rolling C-Stand for Monitor


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When using a monitor on a shoot, I noticed I tend to move it around quite a bit. So you could go for a decent rolling stand (like this), or you could try this inexpensive trick using Mini Furniture Dollies.

These little dollies are cheap, but because they aren’t fixed to the stand you want to make sure you’re using it on a fairly smooth surface. If you want to make them a bit more secure, you could screw on some cups (pvc end caps?) onto the dollies to keep the legs inserted. It’s a great tip

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A List of Top Selling Products at BHPhoto


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Generally speaking if a specific product sells a lot, it’s safe to say it’s a good indication that it’s pretty good. And if you’re wondering what those items might be, according to this recent report from B&H, here are some of the current Top Selling Products in various categories.

Top selling camera- far and away:


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Top selling Lenses:


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Top Selling Tripod

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Video samples from Rokinon 100mm Macro CineDS Lens


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Just in case you’re looking for a Macro Lens, here’s a few video samples I shot with the Rokinon 100mm Macro CineDS (manual focus) Lens. A dedicated macro lens will let you get much closer to an object than your standard prime or zoom lens.

I opted to use a manual focus lens on the Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Pro as I found it easier to work with and to do focus pulls (rack focus). I also like the ability to set the iris manually (aperture) as it is a quick way to adjust the exposure up or down, and

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Panasonic’s New Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Available for PreOrder


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Product Highlights
47.3MP Full-Frame MOS Sensor
Venus Engine Image Processor
5.76m-Dot 0.78x-Magnification OLED LVF
3.2″ 2.1m-Dot Triaxial Tilt Touchscreen
UHD 4K60 Video Recording
ISO 100-25600, Up to 9 fps Shooting
Contrast-Detect 225-Area DFD AF System
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
Weather-Sealed Construction
Lumix S 24-105mm f/4 Macro O.I.S. Lens

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CheesyCam 2019-01-31 15:40:45


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Complimentary Beer, Wine, and Sony Cameras??? Yes please.

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B&H and Sony Present #BeAlpha

Join us for an exciting evening celebrating B&H and the Sony Alpha community! Try out the latest gear from Sony onsite to capture themed photo and video vignettes as well as dance performances. Get inspired by talks and panel discussions with Sony Artisan and Collective members. Mingle and create new connections with the B&H, Sony and the New York photo community. Enjoy complimentary food, beer, wine and soft drinks. (Guests must 21+ to enjoy alcoholic beverages)

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Sony Alpha A6400 Mirrorless Camera


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Currently Sony offers the A6300 and also the A6500. Coming out with a new model called the Sony Alpha A6400 sounds a bit backwards, but i’m guessing because it lacks the in-camera sensor stabilization that the A6500 offers. I don’t see that as a deal breaker as most of these small cameras end up on gimbals, and today’s mirrorless lenses offer Image Stabilization already. And though it is missing in-camera IS, it does offer some interesting features that the A6500 does not have.

The new Sony A6400 has a built in timelapse feature. Normally with Sony mirrorless cameras, you would

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Portable Interview Setup with CAME-TV Boltzen Andromeda LED Lights


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Traveling, so I needed an interview kit to stay as compact as possible. Love this setup! In the video i’m using (2) Cam-Tv Boltzen 55w LED fresnels (without the lenses installed) to flood the 5×7 collapsible white backdrop (for an infinite white setup).

I placed a single 1ft Came-TV Andromeda (5600K) behind the subject for hair light (rim light). Then I placed a single 2ft Andromeda LED light in front of subject as Key + Fill. These light bars throw a very broad soft light, so if positioned correctly you can make them work as a key without harsh shadows Continue reading “Portable Interview Setup with CAME-TV Boltzen Andromeda LED Lights”

DIY BIG Desk for Video Editing with 3 Monitors – Asus PA32U Monitor + IMac 5K + Apple Display


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Starting with a ‘Door Blank’ for just $16 dollars, I now have a large desk surface to place my iMac 5K, Asus PA32U UHD Monitor, and extra Apple Display.

I started with a door blank, which means there are no holes drilled for a door knob, and nothing carved out for door hinges. The door is lightweight as it’s a hollow core, but solid around the edges. I chose one that had a small defect so it was hugely discounted from $65 to just $16 dollars. I then rolled on a few coats of Appliance Epoxy paint to it

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My DIY Carbon Fiber Ultralite Mini Audio Boom Pole


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I’ve been doing a lot of traveling and run-gun style shoots lately. So I wanted an easy to travel with, Ultra lightweight, telescoping, mini boom mic setup. By starting with an inexpensive Sunpak 424MX Carbon Fiber Monopod, I cut the foot off and attached a 1/4-20 threaded stud. You can find these studs at auto parts stores, as they are used for building car engines.


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Discount on Vaxis 800+ DFS Wireless Video System


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If you’re looking for a solid wireless video kit, there’s a discount on the new Vaxis Thor system. Especially if you’re working with a professional camera that requires SDI intputs. Here’s a couple of videos about the Vaxis Thor Wireless Video product.

Key Features
1. Wirelessly transmit visually lossless 1080p60 Video/Audio

  1. Distance: up to 200-250 meters.
  2. TX: SDI In & SDI Out
    RX: SDI Out x1, HDMI Out x1
  3. Support HDMI & SDI embedded audio transmission.
  4. TX with 2 stick antennas, RX with 3 stick antennas.
  5. Power solution:
    A. TX with Sony NP-970 plate, RX

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The Luxli Timpani is a Versatile 1×1 RGBAW LED Panel


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One of the items i’ve made a habit of bringing to my projects are RGB LED Lights. You never know when a splash of color could add something different to an otherwise plain video clip. The Timpani is one of the latest (and largest light) available from the Luxli company who specializes in RGB LED lighting. But instead of bringing a different set of lights for interviews, and a different set for accent lighting, the Timpani is all inclusive. So it keeps things simple when your packing for your next project.

The Timpani carries very high CRI Ratings at any

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Syrp Magic Carpet Pro Slider with Integrated Flywheel


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Syrp is a company well known for their motion control setups such as the Genie II and Magic Carpet slider. Their latest video slider the Magic Carpet ‘Pro’ has been designed to produce supremely smooth tracking moves with much heavier camera weights of up to 70lbs / 32kg. The new design incorporates tool-less set up with the added benefits of an integrated Flywheel, a patent-pending Quick Release System, and the ability to connect multiple Tracks together for longer tracking movements.

There are no loose parts that could potentially get lost during setups. No thumb knobs, no drive belts, etc. The

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Moza AirCross Gimbal Stabilizer Overview


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Here’s a look at one my favorite lightweight gimbals as of late, designed for popular small cameras such as the Panasonic GH4, GH5, GH5s, or even the Sony A6500. The Moza AirCross is lightweight, packs up small, but most importantly has performed flawlessly over the last several months on every project i’ve used it on. In fact a few of my friends who have tried this gimbal with their GH5 cameras have also opted to switch to the Moza AirCross.

The Moza AirCross can support payloads of up to 4lbs which is enough for most mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras using

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Luxli Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light


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Mark my words, 2018 is going to be all about RGB (multicolor) LED Video lighting. On this topic, here’s an overview of a new set of portable RGBAW LED lights from Luxli called ‘CELLO’. The CELLO is a new 10″ light, and somewhat similar to the 5″ VIOLA. If you haven’t already seen my earlier video review on the VIOLA, you can see that video (here).

While similar to the original VIOLA, the CELLO LED has a new feature for choosing Colored Gels through it’s menu (or through smartphone app). This feature adds a new dimension for being able to

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Luxli Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light


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Mark my words, 2018 is going to be all about RGB (multicolor) LED Video lighting. On this topic, here’s an overview of a new set of portable RGBAW LED lights from Luxli called ‘CELLO’. The CELLO is a new 10″ light, and somewhat similar to the 5″ VIOLA. If you haven’t already seen my earlier video review on the VIOLA, you can see that video (here).

While similar to the original VIOLA, the CELLO LED has a new feature for choosing Colored Gels through it’s menu (or through smartphone app). This feature adds a new dimension for being able to

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DJI Ronin-S Gimbal Available for Pre-Order


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[Product Description]
The Ronin-S gives independent filmmakers the power to capture spontaneous moments with clarity, smoothness, and a refreshing perspective.

SmoothTrack applies to all three axes. Hold down the front trigger to transition from Upright to Underslung Mode in one seamless movement with no gimbal framework obstruction. New Sport Mode allows you to capture fast-moving scenes instantly.

The detachable, modular design of the Ronin-S makes it easy to fit inside a backpack on your travels. Thanks to the industry standard quick-release plate design, you can easily mount the camera onto the gimbal for tracking shots or on a tripod for

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9 Solutions Python Double Clamps to Hold Moza Gimbal on C-Stand Post


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There’s a specific shot I need to do where I first follow a subject and then jib up to reveal the landscape. I could do this with a drone, but i’m afraid the dirt path could kick up dust. So I thought to simply attach a gimbal at the end of a pole. Most people i’ve seen doing jib shots with a gimbal are using monopods or boom poles, but because I wanted to possibly get more height, I needed a much sturdier telescoping post. A post that won’t flex, bend, or break.


Impact C-Stand

What I decided upon was

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9 Solutions Python Double Clamps to Hold Moza Gimbal on C-Stand Post


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There’s a specific shot I need to do where I first follow a subject and then jib up to reveal the landscape. I could do this with a drone, but i’m afraid the dirt path could kick up dust. So I thought to simply attach a gimbal at the end of a pole. Most people i’ve seen doing jib shots with a gimbal are using monopods or boom poles, but because I wanted to possibly get more height, I needed a much sturdier telescoping post. A post that won’t flex, bend, or break.


Impact C-Stand

What I decided upon was

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Gen Energy Batteries Now Offer Short Proof Protection


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Gen Energy V-Mount Batteries are quickly becoming a popular choice with it’s innovative Shock Proof Design, and their latest version now offers ‘Short Circuit Protection‘ or what they refer to as ‘Short Proof’. Peep the video below for an intro on this new feature.

Aside from just a robust build, Gen Energy Batteries are also known for many smart features built in that helps it retain a charge longer when not in use, or prevent excessive discharge that could damage batteries. Gen Energy batteries can also display proper percentage when used on cameras such as RED (some batteries

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